1843 Baptist Church Building
In Honor of the 200th Birthday of the First Baptist Church of Enfield 1817 – 2017, I would like to share a few pictures of the 1842 Church building. I have also added more information to the Baptist church history from the “Enfield New York Christian Hill to Enfield Falls, The Town of. Enfield, NY”. Below is a copy of the section. I will gladly accept comments, changes, additions and all pictures regarding the Baptist Church. I am especially looking for activity pictures of events held at the church, weddings, dinners, etc. (Sue Thompson, Enfield Historian, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Since the re-opening of the Baptismal in 1993 – 26 people have been baptized at church services. The Baptismal was originally built in 1887 according to the Baptist
Church Minutes of January 8, 1887. Brothers Robert Whipple and Harrison Lanning were appointed to supervise the building of the Baptistery.
(Dave Owens and Roger Brown are pictures in the Baptistery)
Church Sheds on the east side of the road across from the church.
In 1942, the sheds for protection of horses and carriages which stood across the road and also north of the church were removed.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ENFIELD CENTER
We are celebrating our 200th Anniversary on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, 2017.
On September 30, 2017 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM all are invited to come to the Enfield Valley Grange Hall next door to the church at 176 Enfield Main Rd. (State Route 327). Come learn about the history of the First Baptist Church of Enfield Center and our area churches. Town Historian, Sue Thompson, will have pictures and information available. Downstairs free hotdogs, beverages and refreshments will be offered as well as many 17th century period games on the first and second floor can be played by kids and adults alike. Prizes will be won by game participants.
On Sunday, October 1, 2017, a service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Enfield Center located at 174 Enfield Main Rd. (State Route 327) at 3:00 PM. The Reverend James Kelsey, American Baptist Churches of New York State Executive Minister, will be present to lead the gathering in a renewal of the church covenant adopted 200 years ago. All are welcome. A fellowship meal will follow the service to be held at the Enfield Valley Grange Hall next door to the church.
Services are held Sunday mornings. Sunday School is at 10:00 AM with the Worship service at 10:30 AM. You may call 607-273-5682 with any questions.